Today I’m excited to share that the Windows Azure Mobile Services public
preview is now available. This preview provides a turnkey backend cloud
solution designed to accelerate connected client app development. These
services streamline the development process by enabling you to leverage the
cloud for common mobile application scenarios such as structured storage,
user authentication and push notifications.
If you’re building a Windows 8 app and want a fast and easy path to
creating backend cloud services, this preview provides the capabilities you
need. You to take advantage of the cloud to build and deploy modern apps for
Windows 8 devices in anticipation of general availability on October 26th.
Subsequent preview releases will extend support to iOS, Android, and Windows
The preview makes it fast and easy to create cloud services for Windows 8
In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 HOLs covering a wide
variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012.
We now have 35 Presentations with new content surrounding Windows Azure SQL
Database, SQL Federation, Reporting and Data Sync (4) as well as Security &
Identity (1); and Building Scalable, Global, and Highly Available Web Apps
Head over to http://aka.ms/WATK and download it now!
Some exciting new Windows Azure Mobile Services features were delivered to
production this week. The highlights include:
iPhone and iPad connectivity support via a new iOS SDK Integrated
Authentication so developers can configure user authentication via Microsoft
Account, Facebook, Twitter, and Google. New server-side Mobile Service script
modules Access to Structured Storage, Windows Azure Blob, Table, Queues, and
ServiceBus Email services through partnership with SendGrid SMS & voice
services through partnership with Twilio Mobile Services hosting expanded to
west coast US Th... (more)
It has been less than four months since we introduced the first public
preview for Windows Azure Mobile Services and in this short time we have seen
continual improvements to the service offering including:
SDKs for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and iOS app Auth using Microsoft
Account, Facebook, Google and Twitter Push Notification support via WNS, MPNS
and APNS Structured storage Deployments in East and West US datacenters
We are continuing this great momentum and I’m happy to announce another
round of exciting updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services.
Rapid Developme... (more)
I'm excited to share the news that we have released a number of new iOS
samples for Windows Azure Mobile Services. These samples demonstrate common
scenarios that developers will run into when using Mobile Services. All of
these samples have been open sourced on GitHub and are available today.
This is an iOS version of the EventBuddy samples already released for the
Windows Store and Windows Phone 8. It enables you to view events and the
sessions that correspond to those events. You also have the ability to add
new events and sessions from the app. Finally, you ca... (more)